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It doesn't really matter whether shutter activations are in burst mode or not. What matters is that they happen. 500 shots per day for 150 days is 75,000 shutter activations! Canon no longer provides shutter ratings for the Rebel series but back when they did the oldest Rebels and later lower priced models had ratings of 50,000 activations while the later ...


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They don't test every unit. It isn't necessary. They test some units. Having a shutter count of zero is perfectly normal and not a concern. I have read anecdotal evidence that people who have owned dozens of DSLR cameras have always received cameras that have a shutter count of zero. I believe it to be few and far between that people receive units that have ...


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The Canon 600D uses a mechanical shutter, and it does indeed go up to 1/4000th rate. There is no "electronic" shutter in Canon DSLR's that I know of. You pretty much nailed it on the head with your 'ps'...the two shutter curtains race over the sensor with a tiny slit (see 'Focal plane shutter, high speed' figure), with the second curtain a minuscule fraction ...


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Video uses an electronic shutter, rather than the physical shutter used for photo taking, so each individual frame doesn't contribute to the actuation count in a DSLR. However, the mirror and shutter must open at the beginning of live view mode, and close at the end, so technically there is one actuation per time you enter live view.


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From what I've read online, Err 30 is almost always a shutter failure, consistent with Canon's documentation for this specific error ("a malfunction with the shutter has been detected"). You should be able to get the camera fixed under warranty; if not, replacing the shutter would cost about $200 to $300—not worth it for a 1200D. While newer Canon EOS Rebel ...


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You misunderstood the numbers, provided by manufacturers. Your camera have 100k shutter activations. But this does not mean the shutter will stop working when you reach 100k. The shutter can stop working tomorrow or after 5 years. So better use your camera and do not give so much attention on the numbers


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The shutter-count is a good start. If you are buying from someone, you can ask to see the receipt. Here at least, photo stores print the serial number on it. That will give you a date of purchase. If buying from a store, call Nikon support and ask if the serial number has been registered for warranty. There is perhaps no foolproof way of removing all doubts ...


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From the FAQ section at Dire Studio's page for their Shutter Count application as of August 2015: The EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS 5DS, 5DS R, 80D, 750D / Rebel T6i / Kiss X8i and 760D / Rebel T6s / 8000D cameras do not provide shutter count information. It seems that Canon has removed the shutter count functionality from the remote control interface. If that ...


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That site suffers from self-selection bias. It is therefore statistically meaningless. Fun, but meaningless. For another example of this problem, take a look at The Linux Counter. This site has been going for 18 years in various forms, it has gotten national magazine press several times, and unlike this shutter activation site, its users are almost ...


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You already state the Nikon reference, and as far as I know the very same applies to Canon. This is based on the rumors I've found on forums and other sites while searching the very same topic. I found nothing from Canon themselves. What I gathered is that the number is stored on the camera in a memory, this memory can be reset by replacing that memory for ...


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In cameras that have a mechanical shutter, which are the only cameras I am aware of with shutter durability ratings, the answer is, "Yes, using Live view will increase the number of shutter actuations." This is because the shutter does not normally stay open continuously on such cameras when shooting in Live View. What happens when you press the button to ...


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http://www.eosmsg.com/ but you need to pay $5.18 USD to find out shutter count on digic 6/7 cameras (works on Windows PC)


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The shutter opens when the camera starts filming and closes when it stops. So if broken, taking videos won't be possible. Moreover, the shutter is a central piece of the camera. If it dies, the camera doesn't work anymore: it will turn on in error mode...


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I don't know what it costs to replace a 5D Mark III shutter in the UK. If the work is done by a Canon Service Center in the U.S. it runs around $320 before any discounts, such as CPS (Canon Professional Services) membership, are applied. Any applicable shipping charges would be additional (with most CPS membership levels return shipping is free - with the ...


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Shutter life is a statistically distributed value with one model of camera giving widely varying results, as the graphs and tables on the site that you referred to show. Here "shutter" is liable to include anything that moves mechanically when the shutter is operated that would fatally stop camera operation if it 'failed'. Failed could include dead or ...


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No, neither do I have this information because it is not consistently provided by manufacturers. What I know is that the vast majority of digital cameras have a mechanical shutter, except for the Nikon 1 J1 and a handful of others. You should also note that most cameras do not use their mechanical shutter all the time. Every time you see extremely high ...


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Inspecting the camera with the mirror up, it's evident that the problem is indeed the shutter: My shop (who will send it off to Canon) estimates around 400 USD to repair.


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If you have Magic Lantern installed you can check the shutter count on your 60D. All you need to do is install Magic Lantern on your EOS, press MENU and then DISP. The shutter count will appear at the bottom of the screen. Another way to find the shutter count on many EOS models, including the 60D, is to use ShutterCount. You can download it from the ...


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The camera shutter is a mechanical part, and like all things in the universe, subject to eventual failure. You can see How many actuations are "too many actuations"? for some information on just how many clicks a typical shutter mechanism is good for (depending on the model, between 50,000 and 400,000). But note that these are just estimates based ...


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My guess for the shutter speed in the comment was based on the approximate width of the bright strip relative to the image width, multiplied by the sync-speed. I assumed a 1/250sec sync speed. Just a speculation: it looks like the shutter blades get stuck for an brief instance around the middle of the frame. It is possible that you have a piece of dirt ...


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There are a lot of good point in @Nir's answer. Crucially though, the shutters are used for different functions and this does vary from camera to camera. The mechanical shutter is generally used to shooting stills while the electronic one for video but it gets more complicated: Shooting stills in Live-View uses a mechanical shutter on *most but not all * ...


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Shutter actuations apply to any camera with a mechanical shutter. This means nearly all cameras except the Nikon 1 J1. This is just the number of time the shutter opened and closed. Since the shutter is one of the most delicate mechanical parts, it makes some sense to measure how many times it was used and compare it to the expectancy set by the ...


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I found a way to figure shutter count on my EOS 350d. Download Opanda IEXIF Viewer, yes it does store total number of shots taken with eos 350d!!! - but not in clear text Open last image shot At line 0093 in opanda exif viewer there are some numbers. I saved lots of pictures in my computer, including the first ones shot... opened the first image ever shot ...


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Having said that too, doesn't mean that it hasn't been tested. They'll have test jigs to test only the shutter. They calibrate the mirror box and various other things. It also isn't unlikely that the mainboards are flashed with firmware and a factory reset before assembly while a select few are tested with jigs too. The reason they mention that is ...


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No, there is no difference. Regardless of the shutter speed selected, nothing physically moves any faster in the shutter. For a slow shutter speed it opens and then stays open for a while. For shutter speeds around 1/125 it opens and then starts to close straight away. For speeds faster than that it actually starts closing while it is still opening (there ...


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Yes. I've changed the shutter on my Canon 5D Mk3 due of one of blades desync at a shutter count of ~170000 (more than the expected of 150000). Now when I'm looking with the same tool and it says 53371. Note: I use(d) an utility which I downloaded from http://www.shutteractuations.com/ Now it seems that they offer just the online option.


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I inherited my Nikon D40 from my grandfather. When I first tried to use it, the main battery was flat, and I concluded in retrospect that the internal battery (what I would call the CMOS battery in a desktop computer) must also have been flat: the date needed setting, and the first time I set it the settings were then lost. The second time, after the charged ...


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10k shutter actuations are not that many. Most cameras today have an expected shutter lifetime of 50k or 100k. Professional models can have 300k or more. And if the shutter breaks, it can be replaced (not cheap, but cheapter than a good camera). So there is no reason to avoid taking picture. You bought that camera to take pictures, so that's what you ...


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The simplest way would be to upload an image to CameraShutterCount which will do it for you. Alternatively, using the freeware, cross-platform exiftool you can extract the data either by reading through the whole lot looking for "shutter count" exiftool DSC_1000.jpg or with a little filtering exiftool DSC_1000.jpg | /find /I "Shutter Count" Which should ...


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Cameras that have both electronic and mechanical shutters tend to leave the mechanical shutter closed when the camera is turned off. This means that in order to use the electronic shutter the mechanical shutter must be opened at least once each session. At the end of the session the mechanical shutter is closed and that will finish one complete cycle of the ...


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